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World Cup and Olympic Games are excuses to militarize Brazil

US robots, Israeli drones to help make 2014 World Cup in Brazil ‘one of the safest sporting events ever’ Brazil has added 30 US military robots to the Israeli drones and ‘Robocop-style’ glasses with face recognition cameras to its arsenal after the country allocated $900 million to make 2014 World Cup “one of the most protected sports events in history.” The 30 PackBot 510 units, which usually cost between ...Read full article...

Shortage is what Socialism is built on

Who cares about toilet paper when there is not food on the table? In Venezuela, to fill the grocery cart one needs to do a procession, as if it was a visit to the Hugo Chavez tomb. But not only that, shoppers can’t buy certain products even if they can afford them. For several weeks now toilet paper has been one among a list of products absent from the ...Read full article...

Rios Montt is guilty of Genocide in Guatemala and so is the United States

Last week news coverage around the world heralded the conviction of Efrain Rios Montt on the charges of genocide against the Mayan people during his 17 month tenure as Guatemala’s head of government and military strongman.  The three-judge panel led by Jazmin Barrios determined that evidence presented to the court established that there was a clear and systematic plan to exterminate the Ixil people as a race and that ...Read full article...

Brazil is today as neoliberal as 10 years ago

Replicating Argentina, Brazil’s Macro-economic Policy under the Control of Wall Street creditors The inauguration of Luis Ignacio da Silva (Lula) to the presidency of Brazil is historically significant, because millions of Brazilians saw in the Workers Party  (Partido dos Trabalhadores), a genuine political and economic alternative to the dominant (neoliberal) “free market” agenda. Lula’s election embodied the hope of an entire nation. It constituted an overwhelming vote against globalization ...Read full article...

Israeli Military Industrial Complex brewing Police State in Brazil

City of Porto Alegre could become Israel’s most important foreign military research outpost Government of Rio Grande do Sul using public money to finance arrival of Israeli military contractor Elbit Systems to the state “PASSPORT!” demanded the Israeli security guard in English as he approached demonstrators at the Latin American Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) fair, which took place April 9-12 at the RioCentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, ...Read full article...

Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

The agricultural revolution in Cuba has ignited the imaginations of people all over the world. Cuba’s model serves as a foundation for self-sufficiency, resistance to neocolonialist development projects, innovations in agroecology, alternatives to monoculture, and a more environmentally sustainable society. Instead of turning towards austerity measures and making concessions to large international powers during a severe economic downturn, Cubans reorganized food production and worked to gain food sovereignty as ...Read full article...

Recount in Venezuela after election results are questioned

The acting president and winner of the elections in Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said he spoke by phone with opposition leader Henrique Capriles on the results of the elections and said he accepts that an audit be done. Speaking to his supporters who gathered outside the Miraflores Palace, Maduro said he received a call from Capriles. During the call a “pact” was proposed before the announcement of the official results, ...Read full article...

Venezuela’s acting President warns about U.S. led assassination attempt on political rival

Nicolas Maduro says that Pentagon and CIA plan to assassinate Capriles Venezuela’s acting president urged U.S. leader Barack Obama to stop what he called a plot by the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency to kill his opposition rival and trigger a coup before an April 14 election. Nicolas Maduro said the plan was to blame his opponent’s murder on the OPEC nation’s government and to “fill Venezuelans with ...Read full article...

Falkland Islands chose to remain British

Almost 100% of the Falklanders who voted in the referendum on 10 and 11 March endorsed the idea for the archipelago to remain under UK jurisdiction. The Government of the Falklands carried out a plebiscite in response to the territorial claims of Argentina, which presses the UK to start a negotiation process to resolve the territorial dispute in the South Atlantic islands. After the counting of votes held in ...Read full article...

Wealth Redistribution Hugo Chavez Style

According to Guillermo Chochez, a former Panamanian Ambassador to OAS, Chavez has been dead for at least 7 days after he was disconnected from respirators. Chochez cites Venezuelan government sources, which he said he could not reveal because he gave his word as a journalist that he would not. According to all Socialists, Marxists and Communists, their ideology is better than others because what it was at its core ...Read full article...

Beware, there may be bacterial feces in processed milk

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | FEBRUARY 26, 2013 In this case, it is not human excrement, human tissue or horse DNA, but artificial sweeteners. Back in 2009, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition requesting that the Food and Drug Administration of the United States changed the way in which processed milk ingredients are identified, so ...Read full article...

British Government has nukes in Falkland Islands, says Argentina

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | FEBRUARY 26, 2013 Argentina accused the United Kingdom of sending submarines carrying nuclear weapons to the Falklands and thus violating international treaties that establish that this region should be nuclear free. “We are in a precarious stage of implementation of the Treaty of Tlatelolco, which prohibits nuclear weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean. This precarious implementation is challenged by the ...Read full article...

World Health Organization sees ‘weak evidence’ of human poisoning by endocrine disruptors in chemicals

While admitting humans are experiencing the highest incidence of disease and that thousands of dangerous chemicals are used in products people consume, a World Health Organization report says there is only weak evidence that human health has been adversely affected by the abundance of those chemicals in food and other products. By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | FEBRUARY 25, 2013 There are two facts that are undeniable ...Read full article...

Communism: The Imminent Threat

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | FEBRUARY 18, 2013 According to mainline history, Communism and its allies Marxism and Socialism ended with the fall of the Soviet Union on 26 December 1991, after the USSR was dissolved by declaration ? 142-H. After the supposed dissolution, it was agreed that a Commonwealth of Independent States would enter into existence, a move that was facilitated by President Mikhail Gorbachev’s ...Read full article...

Venezuela devalues its currency by nearly half

AP | FEBRUARY 8, 2013 Venezuela’s government announced Friday that it is devaluing the country’s currency, a long-anticipated change expected to push up prices in the heavily import-reliant economy. Officials said the fixed exchange rate is changing from 4.30 bolivars to the dollar to 6.30 bolivars to the dollar. The devaluation had been widely expected by analysts in recent months, though experts had been unsure about whether the government ...Read full article...